Frequently Asked Questions
One key action you should take when exploring if supplements are safe is to check the supporting science. Supplements that are legit come with scientific research and examination. Another step you can take is to speak with a physician if you are taking medication, pregnant, or breastfeeding. There are some supplements that may be at odds with medications or prescriptions. A third step is to be moderate with everything you put in our body and that includes supplements. Taking supplements in large quantities does not guarantee health. Be wise, do your homework, and know your body.
Where can I find information that instructs me on dietary supplements and their impact on my health condition or disease?
There is scientific data available that clearly shows the impact of some health supplements on the human body. It is truly up to individuals to research using all resources available to them such as their trust health provider, reliable and reputable health books, and information readily made available on the web. Being thorough is key. Remember a wholistic approach to fighting disease and sickness in key to optimal health. No pill or supplement can take the place of an individual’s total approach to health in body, mind, and soul.
There is no question that not getting all the nutrients via vitamins and minerals comes at a high cost. In an article published by Harvard Health Publishing Harvard Medical School the “unhealthy habits cost the American health care system about $50 billion a year just for heart-related diseases”. Clearly there is a collective financial cost. There is a physical cost meaning sickness and disease. Overweight, obesity, Heart Disease, Stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, Cancer, and Deficits in Brain Function are all impacted negatively when the diet is poor. These are lifestyle disease that can be massively impacted for good if addressed.
In general, it is ok to take multiple supplements at the same time. You will need to consider the amount you are taking of each. As always consult with your trust health care provider and/ or health consultant when making changes to your diet if there is a concern.
No one would need to take supplements if they were consuming all the vitamins and minerals in the foods they consume. However, if all vitamins and minerals are not met, supplement the diet. Always talk with your health care provider when making these considerations in addition to doing your own due diligence. You are ultimately responsible. Be sure when looking for supplements they are at the appropriate amount for children.